- from Glaciers
Temporary and permanent stations have been set up in Antarctica, Greenland, and the Alps for scientific experiments.
In 1959, 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty, to preserve Antarctica so the continent “shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes.” The treaty went into effect in 1961, and it guaranteed access to scientific research in all places south of 60° latitude. Today, there are 50 member nations and more than 100 research stations. What kinds of experiments do the scientists perform? And what do those experiments tell us about the past and our future? Read on to find out.